Telecommunications Facilities Regulations Update

Contact: Sambo Kirkman, associate planner | 503-846-3593


The County is updating the Community Development Code (CDC) to comply with changes to federal regulations to streamline local government review and approval of applications for wireless facilities on existing towers and other support structures. Wireless facilities are the towers, antennas and equipment that provide cellular and other communication services to the community. 

The County is also considering additional regulation changes to address issues raised by County staff, the wireless industry and the public. Regulations for existing and new wireless facilities will be reviewed for clarity and continuing needs. 

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Adopted Ordinance

  • A-Engrossed Ordinance No. 826, amending the Community Development Code (CDC) related to telecommunication facilitieswas adopted 10/24/17 - effective 11/24/17.


Additional Resources

See the 2017 Land Use Ordinance page for a list of hearing dates, times, and materials for all land use ordinances filed or adopted in the 2017 ordinance season.